Scientists, agriculturists call for BRL1 field trials in Karnataka

Eminent scientists and agriculture experts from Karnataka have demanded to allow Biosafety Regulatory Level 1 (BRL 1) field trials of Bt Cotton and maize in Karnataka. After the success of Bt Cotton in India, since 2002 no other crop (enhanced through biotechnology) has been released in India. While farmers have b...Read more


ARS collaborates with scientists tackling tar spot threat to US corn

Helping farmers turn the tide on an emerging disease of corn called tar spot is the focus of a multi-organisation team of scientists, including from the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in West Lafayette, Indiana. Although fungicides offer the hardest-hitting counterpunch, resistance to tar spot disease in corn...Read more


Kerala farmer’s innovation to save senile cashew gardens from debilitating pests, cyclonic storms

A woman farmer from Kannur district of Kerala has come up with an innovative practice to develop support roots in cashew trees to protect her senile cashew garden from devastating borer attacks and frequent cyclonic storms.   Aniyamma Baby from Kerala has developed an innovative cashew multiple rooting prop...Read more


"Larger resources and mobilisation of opinions are needed to embrace pesticide-free products"

How do you make sure that the products delivered by you are not pesticides laden? Stringent testing at various stages of the supply chain eliminates this risk and ensures that Safe Harvest products are pesticide-free and are safe to consume. There are several checks and balances in place to ensure this, some of w...Read more


Bayer fuels leading market positions in crop science through innovation

Bayer announced continued progress in delivering customer-focused, sustainable agricultural innovation in an update with investors. The company’s success in translating research and development (R&D) leadership into differentiated and advanced products for farmers is driving operational performance while...Read more


Dhanuka Agritech launches Kirari for potato crops

Dhanuka Agritech has launched Kirari to control late blight disease in potatoes. Kirari is the researched product from Nissan Chemical Corporation, Japan.Subodh Kumar Gupta, Dhanuka Agritech, Chief Marketing Manager said, “Late blight is the most feared disease of potato. Kirari is having a preventive and cu...Read more


UPL, Chr Hansen to develop and commercialise microbial solutions for sustainable agriculture

UPL and OpenAg, has announced a long-term strategic collaboration with Chr Hansen, a global bioscience company, to develop microbial-based bio solutions (including biostimulants and biopesticides) that will help growers around the world fight pests and diseases, and improve crop quality and yields.   Throug...Read more


Bee Vectoring Tech signs commercial industry partnership with BIOGARD

Bee Vectoring Technologies International announced its first commercial agreement with BIOGARD, a division of CBC (Europe), one of the leading bio protectant companies in Europe. Through the agreement, BVT will have exclusive access to BIOGARD’s biological insecticide Beauveria bassiana ATCC 7...Read more


Union Minister of State for Agriculture unveils apps for orchid cultivation in Sikkim

Kailash Choudhary, Union Minister of State for Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare during his recent visit to the ICAR-National Research Centre for Orchids, Pakyong, Sikkim emphasised on lab-to-land programmes to enable the state to emerge as an organic destination for tourists and consumers.   The min...Read more


Agri drones market size expected to reach $13.31 Bn by 2028

The Global Agriculture Drone Market is forecast to reach $13.31 billion by 2028, according to a new report by Reports and Data. Agriculture drones are unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) primarily used to perform the survey of farms. This technology aids the agricultural decision in collecting information, storing it f...Read more


AWBSA to address major challenges in sustainable pest and disease management in agriculture

The Annual World BioProtection Summit & Awards (AWBSA), formerly the BioPesticide Summit, will be held from May 23-25, 2022 and will be held at the NEC in Birmingham, UK. The event will bring together leading figures in the biocontrol industry, academia and the public sector to share expert knowledge and addre...Read more


FSII recognises advent of Bt cotton in India

Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII) is celebrating the power of technology like Bt Cotton in making India the world’s leading producer. World Cotton Day is celebrated on October 7 every year.   Ram Kaundinya, Director General, FSII said, “Many factors influence the outbreaks of pest...Read more